China Supports Iran Nuclear Deal in Talks with Iranian Leader


Chinese President Xi Jinping regarded Iran nuclear deal as “earnestly” implemented when he met his Iranian counterpart on Monday.

Xi Jinping had a one-on-one meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in Qingdao city. The summit also included Russia and former Soviet republics.

US President Donald Trump last month announced the US was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions. This would hit hard on international businesses of Iran.

The other parties of the deal including Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia have declared to stay in the accord. However, companies of these respective countries risk huge penalties if they continue doing business in Iran.

In his meeting with Rouhani, Xi Jinping described the Iran nuclear deal as “an important outcome of multilateralism.”

Xi Jinping said the Iran nuclear deal is “conducive to safeguarding peace and stability in the Middle East and the international non-proliferation regime, and should continue to be implemented earnestly.”

Iranian President desires that international community including China should play a positive role in dealing with related issues.

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the assembled leaders during Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, that the US withdrawal could “destabilize the situation” but Moscow still supports the “unconditional implementation” of the Iran nuclear deal.

Iranian President Rouhani also met Vladimir Putin in a bilateral meeting on Saturday in Qingdao. Both leaders agreed that more talks are required between two countries in regard to US’s withdrawal.


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